I decided to paint my favorite fictional character yesterday using watercolors, Sherlock Holmes. As a kid I loved to read detective fiction. On several occasions my grandmother and I house sat for my aunt in Huntington Beach when I was 8 years old. During the evening hours I would select a Nancy Drew novel, plop
This koi pond watercolor painting was inspired by a walk through the Newport Beach Fashion Island mall. They have a beautiful koi pond there and often my mom likes to stop and admire the brightly colored fish. I also enjoy observing the light and movement in water. There is an artist who is very talented
Most of my art is inspired by literature. I named this piece Celestina after the Latin American novel I read in a graduate level seminar while studying for my Master in English. It was the first European novel and appeared in 1499. It addressed themes of femininity and courtly love during the period. We looked
I discovered the splatter watercolor technique about a year ago. However, until this last weekend I did not have a chance to experiment with it. In the video I show how to create a night sky background using white gouache. I list the supplies you will need below to create this painting. Supplies Large Watercolor Cold Press
This week I decided to pick clouds for my painting subject. I think it’s appropriate due to the time change and the month of March. We are entering spring and with the change of the season I think there is a general shift in inspiration for most artists.